Manchester City are looking to sign as many as four more players during the transfer window and want their business done by the start of the new season on September 12.
Nathan Ake completed a £41m transfer from Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.
Ake will join Ferran Torres at the Etihad Stadium after the Spain U21 winger joined from Valencia on Tuesday for an initial £20.8m fee, plus a number of add ons.
Defenders are now the priority, but deals for both a left-back and a second centre half, most likely Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, are still some way off.
Further up the pitch, City face the daunting task of finding long-term replacements for two Premier League legends in David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez remains the number one choice to fill the number 9 shirt, while The Athletic have reported City had enquired about the availability of Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, who has endured a difficult start following his £113m move last year from Benfica.